Drywalling

Break out your dust masks and get ready to find spackle everywhere. It’s drywalling time.

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How to Hang Drywall Like a Pro

Get that sheetrock up fast

Drywall Texture Types You Need to Know

If you're like most DIYers, you're probably familiar with a handful of drywall textures. But, there is a wide range...


How to Sand Drywall

Techniques and tools for sanding drywall so it's perfectly smooth, plus tips for dust control.


How to Tape Drywall

A color-coded guide to flat, smooth, perfect walls.


7 Drywall Installation Mistakes You’ve Probably Made Before

This article walks you through the 'Do's and Don'ts' of drywall installation. It will help you avoid seven common mistakes...

Expert Tips for Finishing Drywall

Professional advice for smoother walls and less wasted time


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Family Handyman Approved: Hart Brushless Reciprocating Saw

This reciprocating saw from Hart Tools is a powerful, all-in-one cutting tool with a brushless motor that DIYers will love.

Family Handyman Reader Projects: Indoor Spaces

Family Handyman readers were busy during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, diving into their to-do lists. Here we take...


Trimless Windows: How to Achieve the Look

Give your windows trimless style using drywall returns.


Amazing Repair Products

Sometimes all it takes is the right product to make a quick and easy fix.


Apply Wall Texture Yourself and Save Big Bucks

Choose an orange peel or knockdown-style texture that you can do yourself with this Homax product.

Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.


Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.


Push Sticks Prevent Impalement

You can prevent injuries (and potential impalement) when using a table saw by building a small push stick. Learn how...


How to Hang Drywall: Pro Tips for Cutting and Installing

A good framing crew makes drywall hangers whistle while they work. Follow these great hanging suggestions, and you can make...


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Taping Drywall Tips: How to Tape Drywall Joints

Get the tape coat just right and you're sure to have smooth drywall joints

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26 Things That Changed DIY Forever

Innovations that improved home improvement.


How to Build an Under-the-Stairs Storage Unit

Organized, easy-access storage — and lots of it!


Homebuilding Sector Drives Construction Employment Surge

Residential construction led the way to another positive month for construction employment.


How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 


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How to Skim-Coat Walls

A new approach for smoothing rough walls that's easy to master


Drywall Anchors: Weight Tested

Can drywall anchors really be trusted to bear their rated weight? We conducted a HomeLAB test to find out.


13 ‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips

Straight from top pro woodworkers—ultra-clever tips for getting the most from your table saw.


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Drywall Taping Tips

How to get better taping results with less hassle

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Tips for Better Drywall Taping

Simple tricks for fast, flawless drywall finishing


How to Choose Joint Compound

Finding the right type for your project


Patch a Water-Stained Ceiling or Textured Ceiling

Repair sprayed ceilings with aerosol spray texture patch.


Plaster and Lath Tear-Off Tips

Gary Wentz is a carpenter and the Editor-in-Chief of The Family Handyman. He claims to have torn out more than...


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11 Tips on How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling Faster and Easier

Popcorn ceilings were all the rage back in the '60s and '70s. Applying the texture to drywall and plaster ceilings...


How to Build a Drywall Arch

Using drywall and Masonite to create a curved doorway.